PERMEABILITY OF FLY ASH AND FLY ASH STABILIZED SOILS
Fly ash, a pozzolanic by-product of coal burning power plants, is an abundant potential source of highway and embankment construction material. Some fly ashes are suitable for use as a supplement or replacement for lime and portland cement in soil stabilization applications. The following conclusions are based on the results of a study using a fly ash produced from Wyoming low sulfur coal and two Arkansas soils. (1) Addition of fly ash to clay or sand reduces the permeability. The fly ash was more effective in reducing the permeability of sand (permeability reduced three orders of magnitude at 50% fly ash) than in clay (reduced by a factor of 4 at 50% fly ash). (2) Permeability does not vary greatly with time. (3) Increased compactive effort increases density and reduces permeability in soils. However, reduction in permeability due to increased compactive effort are usually small. (4) The permeability of fly ash, placed in a slurry, varies between 0.0001 cm/sec and 0.000001 cm/sec depending on the amount of water in the slurry. (5) Fly ash placed dry, then saturated, developed shrinkage cracks which created secondary permeability.
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University of Arkansas, FayettevilleDepartment of Civil Engineering, 4190 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR United States 72701
Washington, DC United States 20590
Little Rock, AR United States 72203
- Parker, D G
- Thornton, S I
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 104 p.
- TRT Terms: Calcium oxide; Clay soils; Coal; Compaction; Cracking; Electric power plants; Fly ash; Land reclamation; Permeability; Portland cement; Pozzolan; Properties of materials; Sand; Shrinkage; Slurry; Soil stabilization; Soils; Solid waste disposal
- Uncontrolled Terms: Crack propagation; Soil properties
- Geographic Terms: Arkansas
- Old TRIS Terms: Reclamation; Shrinkage cracks; Slurries
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00154044
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/RD-M-0356 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM